“A Debtor to Mercy Alone” | Augustus Toplady

Here’s another solid text from Toplady that I enjoyed meditating on this morning and last evening.

A debtor to mercy alone,
Of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on,
My person and off’ring to bring.
The terrors of law and of God
With me can have nothing to do;
My Saviour’s’ obedience and blood
Hide all my transgressions from view.

The work which His goodness began
The arm of His strength will complete;
His promise is yea and amen,
And never was forfeited yet.
Things future, nor things that are now,
Not all things below or above,
Can make Him His purpose forgo,
Or sever my soul from His love.

My name from the palms of His hands
Eternity will not erase;
Impressed on His heart it remains,
In marks of indelible grace;
Yes, I to the end shall endure,
As sure as the earnest is giv’n;
More happy, but not more secure,
The glorified spirits in heav’n.

This one is available in an audio recording. The only place I’ve been able to locate it is on Bob Kauflin’s Upward CD (iTunes). You can hear a sample at the Sovereign Grace website or at iTunes.

See also my previous post: “Faith Reviving” | Augustus Toplady.

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7 Responses to “A Debtor to Mercy Alone” | Augustus Toplady

  1. Matthew Hoskinson August 26, 2007 at 9:19 pm #


    If these are the songs you’re meditating on, you’ll have to start joining us in youth group. Or at least purchase the Heritage Singer III. =)

    Grace and peace to you,

  2. Phil Gons August 27, 2007 at 7:33 am #

    Maybe so. Is there really such a thing as a Heritage Singer?!

  3. Ted Slater August 28, 2007 at 4:50 pm #

    Phil – great song! I love singing it in church. I swear there’s another recording of that song on an earlier Sovereign Grace Music CD that’s a bit more “contemporary.” I’ll look through my collection at home to see which CD it might be on.

    I’m thankful for Bob Kauflin.

  4. Zach Doty November 5, 2008 at 11:12 am #

    You may listen to the whole song here:


  5. Dustin Battles September 29, 2009 at 4:40 am #

    I realize this post is two years old, but the “similar posts” led me to it.

    Just wanted to mention that this song is also available here, from Kevin Inafuku, at Harvest Baptist Church in Guam. Highly recommendable CD.


    • Phil Gons September 29, 2009 at 6:12 am #

      Cool. Thanks for the tip, Dustin. I’ll have to check it out.

  6. Bill Nettles November 25, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    Indelible Grace has this one the first album